|The Hospital for Sick Children||fellowship||Pediatric Cardiology||2000|
|The Hospital for Sick Children||fellowship||Pedi Interventional Cardiology||2000|
|Montreal General Hospital-Canada||residency||Pediatrics||1997|
|Montreal General Hospital-Canada||internship||Pediatrics||1995|
|McGill University Faculty of Medicine||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||1994|
Dr. Justino specializes in interventional cardiac catheterization (procedures whereby thin catheters are inserted into the body in order to diagnose or treat heart conditions). He performs a broad range of procedures including balloon valvuloplasty, balloon angioplasty, stent placement to treat narrowing (stenosis) in a variety of blood vessels (e.g. pulmonary arteries, coarctation, ductus arteriosus), occlusion of vascular anomalies, device closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects, device closure of ductus arteriosus, etc. He has additional specific expertise in the treatment of patients with acute or chronic thrombosis (clots), such as infants and children with superior vena cava syndrome, including the use of specialized equipment for removal of clots (thrombectomy).
Dr. Justino is also actively involved in the research and development of novel intracardiac devices for use in children and adults with congenital heart disease. Such devices may one day help reduce or eliminate the need for open-heart surgeries to repair certain heart defects. His laboratory actively collaborates with bioengineers at Rice University, and has received several grants supporting this important effort.
Dr. Justino is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, and participates in all aspects of clinical pediatric cardiology, including inpatient care and outpatient clinic. He is actively involved in training future generations of physicians, and has won numerous teaching awards for his role in educating medical students, residents, and fellows. He is also committed to promoting quality improvement for pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratories on a national level.
Dr. Justino believes that patients and families should understand and participate thoroughly the care that they are receiving. He has lectured to several congenital heart disease family support groups, and is committed to promoting increased awareness and understanding of congenital heart disease.
|American College of Cardiology||Fellow|
|American Heart Association||Member|
|Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Quality Improvement Committee, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions||Chair|
|Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada||Fellow|
|Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions||Fellow|
Bergersen L, Gauvreau K, Justino H, Nugent A, Rome J, Kreutzer J, Rhodes J, Nykanen D, Zahn E, Latson L, Moore P, Lock JE, Jenkins KJ. A Randomized Trial of Cutting Balloon Compared to High Pressure Angioplasty for the Treatment of Pulmonary Artery Stenosis. Circulation 2011 Nov 29;124(22):2388-96.